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self-depreciative

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked by self-depreciation.

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Examples

  • And proud — with that inner self-depreciative pride which never let up on a man!

    Flowering Wilderness

  • On the other hand, those who are of a self-depreciative nature should get up with the worm and bird.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

  • I have as I write a list of names commonly applied to girls from which I select the following: Beautiful Autumn, Charming Flower, Jade Pure, Lucky Pearl, Precious Harp, Covet Spring; and the parent's way of speaking of his little girl, when not wishing to be self-depreciative, is to call her his ` ` Thousand ounces of gold. ''

    The Chinese Boy and Girl

  • Precious Harp, Covet Spring; and the parent's way of speaking of his little girl, when not wishing to be self-depreciative, is to call her his "Thousand ounces of gold."

    The Chinese Boy and Girl

  • Although she rarely talked religion directly to the people whom she was trying to benefit -- she was much too diffident and self-depreciative for this -- her regular attendance at some place of worship on the

    Without a Home

  • He paused at this point, and looked round with solemn dignity; and the braves, unaccustomed to such self-depreciative modes of address, gazed at him with equal solemnity, not unmingled with surprise, though the latter feeling was carefully concealed.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

  • That's tough considering I'm self-depreciative and don't really like anything I do.

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  • Quirk is a presenter who always makes a crowd crow with laughter and share in his often self-depreciative revelations about the enjoyment of mass-marketed music.

    KEXP 90.3 Blog

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